Brian Condron was born in Toronto, Canada in 1949
Brian Condron was born in Toronto, Canada in 1949. He picked up a camera at the age of eighteen after seeing a touring National Film Board exhibition ‘Call Them Canadians’. From that time on, photography has been his passion and his professional life.
After graduating from Sheridan College (Applied Photography) in 1971 and from York University (BFA, Visual Arts) in 1976, Condron pursued an interest in black & white social landscape photography. He exhibited widely during this time; surviving through part-time teaching, photo sales and the generosity of the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council.
In the mid 1980s Condron was offered a part-time newspaper job in Toronto at The Financial Post. This position led him to become a newspaper/magazine photographer, albeit an unusual one, always with a small Leica in his kit.
In 1990, Condron immigrated to Australia where he worked for The Australian newspaper and for BRW magazine. Although he found photojournalism interesting, it was never a passion and the nagging compulsion to take candid pictures on the street remained.
These days, Brian Condron lives just outside Brisbane with Desley, his wife. He continues taking pictures and has recently returned to exhibiting. And he still carries that Leica.